The Monterey Peninsula is one of the most beautiful places in California and home to the Weathertech Laguna Seca race track, which is a great place to watch a race. If you enjoy taking pictures of race cars, access at this stunning track is perfect. You can walk all around and in some places get fairly close, unfettered views of the action. And the famous Corkscrew is just a stunning place to experience auto racing.
The GTD class was won by Alvaro Parente and Katherine Legge bringing her closer to a potential Championship this season. And the legendary Bobby Rahal, the R in Team RLL, saw his team win their second consecutive Championship race in the number 25 BMW driven by Connor De Phillippi and Alexander Sims.
To break bread is to come together informally for social interaction, usually over a meal or drinks. Breaking Bread is a web series I developed with Gina Ruccione. The concept is that a group of strangers come together over a meal prepared by a great chef in a comfortable surrounding, and potentially leave as friends.
Our first episode, which featured an Italian Modern meal prepared by Dustin Trani of Doma Restaurant in Beverly Hills had it’s premiere at the San Pedro International Film Festival. The meal was seafood driven and finished up with a wonderful duck breast, and was served at the Studio of Eugene Daub and Anne Olsen in San Pedro, CA (as were the still photos of Gina). The epsiode can be streamed below.
How unique and fantastic our American celebration of Independence is! Each year we get together with friends and family, picnic, barbecue, drink beer, listen to music and… of course watch and blow off fireworks.
The first Twilight Concert at the Santa Monica Pier was last night featuring Mayer Hawthorne and it was one of the more packed shows I have been to. It was so crowded that I couldn’t actually get up on the pier, so I wandered around near the pier and made these images. As always, click on the images so get a larger view.
After more than 10 years of living life as a reformed smoker, I wanted to look into what made it such a draw for me. I wanted to explore what made me love it so that in the face of a true health risk I would continue to do it. Smoke Free is a double entendre shot entirely at 240 frames per second, and includes portraits of the people I interviewed.
It was a hot Saturday in Los Angeles this past weekend for sure, but even hotter were the girls, the music and the bikes at this years’ annual Venice Vintage Motorcycle Rally sponsored by the Venice Vintage Motorcycle Club. Here are some of the photos I took there.
Friday, pre-happy hour drinks, my friend Tanara and I decided to walk out to the beach and see what kind of sunset we would get. It wasn’t too particularly spectacular, but at least it inspired Tanara into some moves. These are what we made. Click on the thumbnails to see a full size version.
I went for a walk around a very chilly Chicago with a couple of young photographers today, my niece Taylor and her friend Casey, to capture some street photography. We started in Chinatown, then went to the Water Tower, Lincoln Park, and ended up at Millennium Park. Here are some of the images I made…